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Sensory processing and integration in autism  

The failure of integration across the sensory modalities is thought to be a core deficit in a number of clinical populations, especially in autism spectrum disorders but also in schizophrenia. In order to understand how it is that sensory integration goes awry in such patients, a clear understanding of how the healthy brain integrates auditory, visual, and somatosensory inputs from the environment must first be developed. This project sets out to delineate the developmental trajectory of the neurophysiological processes underlying multisensory processing in the human cortex in children from 6 to 15 years of age and to test the integrity of multisensory processes in children with autism. The results will have implications both for the clinical management of individuals with autism as well as for models of autism. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $557,971.00
Current Award Period 2009-2013
Project Number 7R01MH085322-02
Principal Investigator Molholm, Sophie; Foxe, John
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Subcategory Sensory and Motor Function
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
State/Country New York
Web Link 1 Sensory processing and integration in autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Sensory processing and integration in autism | $593,677.00 | 2009 | 1R01MH085322-01